Business Undergraduate Pathway

Saint Louis University's Business Undergraduate Pathway Program prepares students to enter the next semester of a bachelor's degree program in business at SLU. This pathway leads to one of the following majors: 

  • Accounting, B.S.
  • Business Technology Management, B.S.
  • Economics, B.S.
  • Entrepreneurship, B.S.
  • Finance, B.S.
  • International Business, B.S.
  • Leadership and Human Resource Management, B.S.
  • Marketing, B.S.
  • Sports Business, B.S.
  • Curriculum Overview

    The Undergraduate Pathway curriculum consists of English and University courses. Students will satisfy core requirements as they build their language and academic skills.

    Program Entry Requirements

    One-Semester (Accelerated) Pathway

    • Secondary/high school degree or equivalent
    • 2.50 minimum GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Language requirement:
      • TOEFL iBT 75 or
      • IELTS 6.0 or
      • PTEA 50 or
      • Duolingo 100 or 
      • Completion of Two-Semester (Standard) Pathway

    Two-Semester (Standard) Pathway

    • Secondary/high school degree or equivalent
    • 2.50 minimum GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Language requirement:
      • TOEFL iBT 60 or
      • IELTS 5.5 or
      • PTEA 44 or
      • Duolingo 90 or
      • Completion of Academic English Level 4 or
      • Completion of Three-Semester (Comprehensive) Pathway

    Three-Semester (Comprehensive) Pathway

    • Secondary/high school degree or equivalent
    • 2.50 minimum GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Language requirement:
      • TOEFL iBT 50 or
      • IELTS 5.0 or
      • PTEA 40 or
      • Duolingo 75 or
      • Completion of Academic English Level 3

  1. Students will be able to execute a variety of verbal tasks in academic settings using English that can be understood by those unaccustomed to non-native speakers.
  2. Students will be able to execute a variety of written tasks in academic settings using English that can be understood by those unaccustomed to non-native writers.
  3. Students will be able to apply a process-driven approach to completing verbal and written academic assignments in multiple disciplines and modes.
  4. Students will be able to deploy reflective and self-regulated learning strategies.

One-Semester (Accelerated) Pathway

Academic English Requirement
EAP 1200Academic Writing and Editing Skills II3
EAP 1220Academic Reading and Study Skills II3
Mathematics Requirements (1 course)3-4
Students are placed in the appropriate mathematics class based on an online placement test. MATH 1320 is recommended.
CORE 1600Ultimate Questions: Theology3
EAP 1010Pathway Recitation Lab I1
CORE 1500Cura Personalis 1: Self in Community1
BIZ 1001Business Foundations for Transfer Students1
Total Credits15-16

Two-Semester (Standard) Pathway

Academic English Requirement
EAP 1000Academic Writing and Editing Skills I3
EAP 1010Pathway Recitation Lab I1
EAP 1020Academic Reading and Study Skills I3
EAP 1030Academic Presentations and Speaking Skills1
EAP 1200Academic Writing and Editing Skills II3
EAP 1220Academic Reading and Study Skills II3
Mathematics Requirements (2 courses)6-8
Students are placed in the appropriate mathematics class based on an online placement test. The recommended Mathematics sequence is MATH 1200 and MATH 1320
General Elective Requirement (2 courses)6
CORE 1500Cura Personalis 1: Self in Community1
BIZ 1001Business Foundations for Transfer Students1
Business Elective3
Total Credits31-33

Three-Semester (Comprehensive) Pathway

Students in the Comprehensive Pathway are required to take the courses below followed by a standard two-semester pathway.

AEP 0400Writing and Grammar Level 4: High Intermediate4
AEP 1410People, Places, Connections: An Introduction to Human Geography3
AEP 0420Reading and Vocabulary Level 4: High Intermediate3
AEP 0430Listening & Speaking Level 4: High Intermediate4
AEP 0450English through Service Level 4: High Intermediate1
Total Credits15

Mathematics Requirements

MATH 0260Intermediate Algebra 13
MATH 1200College Algebra3
MATH 1320Survey of Calculus3
MATH 1400Pre-Calculus3
MATH 1510Calculus I4
MATH 1520Calculus II4
CORE 3200Ways of Thinking: Quantitative Reasoning3
1

This course does not count towards the degree.

Supported Core Requirements

Note: These courses are supported by EAP 1010 Recitation Lab. Pathway students are required to take one to two of these courses and their associated lab courses.

ASTD 1000Intro to American Culture: Movements, Myths, and Methods3
FPA 1000Intro to the Arts3
POLS 1600Introduction to International Politics3
WGST 1900Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
CORE 1600Ultimate Questions: Theology3

Continuation Standards

Earn a 2.70 overall grade point average (GPA) with no grades below a "C."

Progression Requirements

  • Minimum 2.70 cumulative grade point average (GPA).
  • Grade of "B" or better in all classes counting toward major
  • No C-/D/F/W/I/P/NP/S/U grades
  • Successful completion of Program Portfolio

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester.  Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

One-Semester (Accelerated) Pathway

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
EAP 1200 Academic Writing and Editing Skills II 3
EAP 1220 Academic Reading and Study Skills II 3
MATH 1320 Survey of Calculus 3
Core Requirement 3
EAP 1010 Pathway Recitation Lab I 1
BIZ 1001 Business Foundations for Transfer Students 1
CORE 1500 Cura Personalis 1: Self in Community 1
 Credits15
 Total Credits15

Two-Semester (Standard) Pathway

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
EAP 1000 Academic Writing and Editing Skills I 3
EAP 1020 Academic Reading and Study Skills I 3
EAP 1030 Academic Presentations and Speaking Skills 1
MATH 1200 College Algebra 3
Select one of the following Core requirements: 3
Introduction to International Politics  
Intro to American Culture: Movements, Myths, and Methods  
Ultimate Questions: Theology  
EAP 1010 Pathway Recitation Lab I 1
CORE 1500 Cura Personalis 1: Self in Community 1
 Credits15
Spring
EAP 1200 Academic Writing and Editing Skills II 3
EAP 1220 Academic Reading and Study Skills II 3
MATH 1320 Survey of Calculus 3
Select one of the following Core requirements: 3
Intro to the Arts  
Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies  
EAP 1010 Pathway Recitation Lab I 1
BIZ 1001 Business Foundations for Transfer Students 1
Business Elective 3
 Credits17
 Total Credits32

Three-Semester (Comprehensive) Pathway

Students in the Comprehensive Pathway take the following semester, followed by a standard two-semester pathway.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
AEP 0400 Writing and Grammar Level 4: High Intermediate 4
AEP 1410 People, Places, Connections: An Introduction to Human Geography 3
AEP 0420 Reading and Vocabulary Level 4: High Intermediate 3
AEP 0430 Listening & Speaking Level 4: High Intermediate 4
AEP 0450 English through Service Level 4: High Intermediate 1
 Credits15
 Total Credits15